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IE International Venture Day in Miami Nov 7, 2014

On November 7th, 2014 IE Business School will host the first installment of their signature Venture Day in Miami. IE Business School launched the International Venture Days Tour to support entrepreneurs and alumni.  The tour will consist of a series of competitions to glean the most exciting ideas. The Venture Day theme will be tailored to each host city's ecosystem. In Miami, the theme is big data and will include talks from prominent experts in the field, established entrepreneurs, local investors and an exciting … [Read more...]

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MBA Entrepreneurship Panel (AIGAC 2014)

MBA Leadership Programs

On May 29th,  I had the distinct pleasure of moderating the MBA's for Entrepreneurs Panel at the 2014 AIGAC (Association of Graduate Admissions Consultants) Conference. Thank you very much to my extraordinary panelists: MBA Entrepreneurship Panel Columbia Business School - Associate Director Emily McClain Haas School of Business - Senior Associate Director Erin Kellerhals McCombs School of Business - Rodrigo Malta, Director MBA Admissions MIT Sloan School of … [Read more...]

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Choosing MBA Schools

Michael Cohan

When choosing MBA schools there are hundreds of choices?  What should be my business school selection criteria and how many schools should I apply to?  Once you have chosen a MBA Program Type you can determine a set of schools to target using the following criteria.  This criteria should be weighted depending on the particular candidate. MBA School Selection Criteria Location If you are choosing a Part-Time MBA or Executive MBA program, then you will be working while attending school, so your school section will … [Read more...]

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Texas McCombs Small Business Focus

Many schools focus entrepreneurial resources on starting the next Facebook – a business with enormous potential. But new Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Melinda Garvey focuses on small businesses which she describes as “the wave of the future”. From McCombs Today: New Entrepreneur-In-Residence Has Small Business Focus Melinda Garvey has arrived as the new Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at McCombs. Garvey is the third entrepreneur to accept the one-year appointment, following in … [Read more...]

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MIT Sloan G-Lab in Africa

For applicants interested in entrepreneurship in emerging markets MIT’s Global Entrepreneurship Lab provides the perfect experiential opportunity to gain experience consulting on real world strategic issues facing entrepreneurial companies in developing countries. In MIT StudentBlogs one student chronicles her G-Lab experience in Africa: G-Lab in Africa Born in Uruguay and raised in seven different countries in five continents, one of my goals in business school was push the envelope even further as a global … [Read more...]